... by their fruits ye shall know them.
- "As I settle into my chair, a second cup of morning coffee in my hand, an expansive view of the eastern Mediterranean fades in to cover the blank wall in front of me. It's one of my favorite perspectives: from a viewpoint a thousand kilometers above the Red Sea, you can look north and west across an expanse that encompasses Jordan, Egypt and Libya in the foreground and Tunisia, Calabria and the Crimea along the distorting arc of the horizon. A simple voice command clears some of my default overlays: current precipitation and cloud cover, overnight news hotspots, and a handful of icons that represent colleagues whose profiles indicate they're currently at work. Now I see a new overlay of colored symbols associated with my current work: various research projects, two articles I'm peer-reviewing and various other bits of analysis, coding, writing and reading. These fade slowly to gray, but for two. Both of them are sprawling, irregular splatters and clumps of dots, lines and polygonal shapes." 
- "As we settle into our chairs for the monthly meeting of the Early Islamic Interest Group, some with a second cup of tea in hand, the Chair’s voice assistant brings up the ‘Pelagios Network spatial feed’. An expansive view of the Mediterranean appears on our screens, with current weather patterns, the latest research publications and colleagues’ avatars brieﬂy appearing above their respective locations – Egypt, Tunisia, Italy and Cyprus among them. These are, however, quickly replaced by a layer of content reﬂecting the main business of the day: a regional museum in Libya has digitally published their numismatic collections with associated spatial data. Reem Fathi, the museum’s curator, introduces her team’s work and begins by displaying the distribution of the early Islamic coins. Their alignment with settlements along the Cyrenaican coast, hinterland and adjoining islands is immediately apparent. Now the fun begins." 
- Elliott and Gillies , first paragraph.
- Vitale et al.  5. This is the first part of the first paragraph.
- I mean no insult by the phrase 'naive Humanists'. Indeed, why should workers in the Humanities be expected to be computer experts? But the inescapable fact that they are not experts makes Humanists an inviting target for schemes such as Pleiades'.
- Online here.
- See this post for a lexicon of 'Pleiadese'.